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Jonathan Chait talks about “Audacity,” and Randall Fuller discusses “The Book That Changed America.”
A medical mystery, a diabolical architect, some very desperate Pennsylvanians and a treacherous British boarding school.
“Rumi’s Secret,” by Brad Gooch, traces the life of the Persian mystic whose rebranded love poems are best sellers today.
Randall Fuller’s “The Book That Changed America” looks at the impact of Darwin’s ideas on American society.
John McWhorter puts down his thoughts about what he calls Black English in “Talking Back, Talking Black.”
“The Afterlife of Stars” is Joseph Kertes’s novel about a Jewish family’s flight from Hungary after the failed revolution.
André Aciman explores shades of desire through the protagonist of his new novel, “Enigma Variations.”
In the wide-ranging stories in “Homesick for Another World,” Ottessa Moshfegh draws a map of national character.
Robert Coover’s latest novel, “Huck Out West,” continues the adventures of Mark Twain’s greatest character.
Two publishers and the estates of Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway accused Fredrik Colting of copyright infringement.
A fanciful bedtime story that he told his daughters will finally be finished and released, more than a century after he wrote it.
Readers respond to Bernard-Henri Lévy’s By the Book interview and more.
Jon Else, the series producer and cinematographer for that civil rights documentary, writes about Henry Hampton, the larger-than-life director with the vision for it.
In an interview seven days before leaving office, Mr. Obama talked about the role books have played during his presidency and throughout his life.
The author, most recently, of “A Really Good Day” maybe isn’t a fan of the “nurse romance” genre. But “come to think of it, ‘Atonement,’ by Ian McEwan, is one of my favorite contemporary novels, and what is that if not a nurse romance?”
Writers and books that Mr. Obama mentioned in his interview about literature with the Times’s chief book critic, Michiko Kakutani.
The collection, compiled Jack V. Lunzer, is known as the Valmadonna Trust Library and is considered the greatest private library of Jewish manuscripts.
Lisa Wade, a sociologist at Occidental College, has written a study depicting students’ sex lives as a mix of carnality and pervasive disappointment.
Pearson plans to sell its 47 percent stake in the publisher, which is home to John Grisham, “The Girl on the Train” and the “Game of Thrones” books.
Mr. Ackerman’s passion for architecture was kindled while serving in Italy with the Army. His studies of Michelangelo and Palladio are classics in the field.
Douglas Preston goes in search of a forgotten pre-Columbian city in the jungles of Honduras in “The Lost City of the Monkey God.”
Honesty is like pollen as the narrator moves from person to person in this novel, which bears down on topics like power, freedom, fate and love.
The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here” sees something dark brewing in American politics.
On the founding father’s 311th birthday, the newly rediscovered first piece of Franklin’s printing is going on display at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Dutch designer, one of the world’s pre-eminent bookmakers, doesn’t call herself an artist, but many view her creations as works of art.
The heroine of Lucinda Rosenfeld’s stiletto-sharp novel tries to do the right thing about race, class, nutrition, poverty, parenthood and plastics.